2022 WEBINAR: Navigating Change: Staying Resilient in a Challenging Space Industry Investment Environment
Tuesday December 6, 2022 // 9AM PDT
The space industry has been experiencing bumper years recently: 2020 and 2021 had record-breaking private investments. 2022 has caused headwinds in many industries globally, and the space industry is not left behind – compared to 2021, the industry is feeling the effects of macro-economic challenges such as supply chain disruption, higher interest rates and less-risk taking in investment, and managing the constraints that come with the current geopolitical situation.
Over the last couple of years however, the role of the space industry and the applications it is bringing to terrestrial sectors has grown tremendously. This is partially a result of the incredible amount of investment that has gone into development of such applications. As such, these downstream technologies are sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible backbone’, meaning our lives on Earth are very much intertwined with space-based infrastructure. This makes the industry more resilient than ever.
How can small businesses and start-ups navigate this tricky time investment-wise? Key players in the market come together to discuss the following topics:
Maintaining a strong business and continuing attracting investment: exploring the increasing interest in smaller rounds of capital for small companies
Why a strong investment climate is important: from civil to national security space application requirements
How to ensure small business and start-ups keep their head up in a challenging and diversifying environment
Simon Potter, Head of Investment & Financial Consulting, BryceTech
Ali Bagchesara – Founder & President, Plasmos
Maureen Haverty – Vice President, Investment, Seraphim Space
Mo Islam - Investor, Republic Capital and Co-founder, Payload
2021 Webinar: Striking a balance between commercial-off-the-shelf and custom-made space grade components
Tuesday March 23, 2021 // 9:00AM PST / 12:00PM EST / 4:00PM GMT
Military and civil missions are expected to use more commercial hardware in the near future. As the space industry in general is becoming more commercialized, testing and verification processes of spacecraft components continue to be reduced and streamlined to perform safely and cost-effectively. The integration of commercial-off-the-shelf components (COTS) has put pressure on custom-made components and parts that traditionally are more expensive and take longer to produce.
In this session, integrators and component manufacturers will come together to discuss the following topics, questions and challenges in relation to future component development:
- How to implement faster development and delivery times to meet schedules for commercial, civil and military customers?
- How to find consensus between (COTS) component performance vs manufacturing cost?
- How to reduce the lead time of parts and what role does smart manufacturing take in this process?
- How to best source lower-cost rapid prototyping solutions for creating spacecraft design models and for test-models of spacecraft components and subassembly parts?
- Moderator: Robert (Sam) Wilson - Space and Nuclear Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy & Strategy, Aerospace Corporation
- Chris Winslett - Program Director, SDA Transport Layer, Lockheed Martin
- Jack Mawson - US Sales Director, Sensonor